Oct 26 2012
The father and two younger brothers of teenager Malala Yousufzai, who was shot and wounded by a Taliban gunman, are due to give a press briefing at the hospital where she is being treated.
Her father Ziauddin Yousufzai and mother Toorpekai Yousufzai flew to the UK on Thursday to be with their daughter.
The 15-year-old is being treated in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham after she was flown to the UK for treatment at the specialist hospital after she was shot on October 9.
Her father and two younger brothers Atal Khan, eight, and Khushal Khan, 12, will speak to the media. Her mother will not be at the press briefing.
Her father thanked Dr Dave Rosser and the hospital staff for the treatment his daughter is receiving.
Mr Yousufzai said: "She got the right treatment, at the right place, at the right time."
He added: "She is recovering at an encouraging speed and we are very happy."
He said her mother was too camera-shy to attend the briefing. He also thanked the Pakistan and UK Government for their help and support.
When asked how he felt when he and his family saw Malala on Thursday night, he said: "I love her and last night when we met her there were tears in our eyes out of happiness.
"We all cried a little bit."